Universiteit Antwerpen

Postdoctoral researcher, Neuroscience

WorkplaceAntwerpen, Flemish Region, Belgium


Postdoctoral researcher, Neuroscience - 2020BAPFFBDEF048

The Laboratory for Cell Biology and Histology at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences is seeking to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy for a

Postdoctoral scientist in the area of Neuroscience

Topic: microglial heterogeneity in tau pathology

Job description

Within the Laboratory of Cell Biology and Histology, our research team aims at understanding accelerated aging (e.g., Progeria) and age-related (e.g., Alzheimer) disease development from a cell biological perspective. Recently, we have used whole brain imaging, based on tissue clearing and light sheet microscopy, to stage tau pathology development in a seeded mouse model (Detrez et al 2019). We thereby identified a unique microglial response, which now intend to characterize in more detail using a combination of molecular and microscopic single cell approaches. We are therefore looking for a positive and skilled colleague who is eager to take the lead in this new, challenging study. As the Laboratory of Cell Biology and Histology also runs the Microscopy Core Facility, the successful applicant will benefit from access to cutting-edge microscopy infrastructure.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a doctoral degree in (Bio-)medical Sciences, Biochemistry, (Bio-)Physics, Bioscience Engineering, Veterinary Sciences or equivalent.
  • Experience with microglia, single cell sequencing, light sheet microscopy and/or image analysis is an asset.
  • You co-supervise PhD candidates and other team members next to which you will also contribute to small educational tasks (e.g., practical exercises).
  • Part of your job will be the organization and management of project applications.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy .
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.

We offer

  • an appointment as a postdoctoral researcher for a period of 2 years, with a possibility of renewal depending on external funding;
  • the date of appointment: March 1st, 2020, or as soon as possible;
  • a full-time gross monthly salary ranging from ¤ 4.134,93 - ¤ 6.446,00 depending on experience level;
  • a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

  • Please send your short cv along with a motivation letter via email winnok.devos [at] uantwerpen[.]be until the closing date February 20th, 2020.
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact prof. Winnok De Vos ( winnok.devos [at] uantwerpen[.]be ; Tel: 0032.
  • See our website for more details: www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/winnok-devos/cell-team/ .

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